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China’s navigation satellite system BeiDou starts providing global service

China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has started offering global service. It is touted as a rival to America’s Global More...

Italy's Mount Etna Volcano erupts

Italy’s Mount Etna Volcano erupts

Italy’s Mount Etna volcano erupted on 24th December 2018 resulting in more than 130 earthquakes of up to 4.3 in magnitude. The volcanic More...

President Trump names Patrick Shanahan as Acting Defence Secretary

President Trump names Patrick Shanahan as Acting Defence Secretary

President Donald Trump has announced that Defence Secretary James Mattis will depart the Pentagon by January 1. James Mattis’s Deputy, More...

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Gitega named as the new capital of Burundi

The government of Burundi has declared Gitega as the country’s new political capital on 22nd December 2018. Bujumbura, the previous More...

USA pulls out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

USA pulls out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Russia has confirmed that the United States of America has decided to cancel the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed More...

Charles Michel resigns as the Prime Minister of Belgium

Charles Michel resigns as the Prime Minister of Belgium

Charles Michel has resigned from the post of the Prime Minister of Belgium on 19th December 2018. The resignation came as his government More...

India ranked 108th in WEF's Gender Gap Index

India ranked 108th in WEF’s Gender Gap Index

India has come at 108th position in the recently released Gender Gap Index 2018 by World Economic Forum. India was ranked at the same More...

International Migrants Day 2018 observed on 18th December

International Migrants Day 2018 observed on 18th December

The International Migrants Day 2018 observed on 18th December 2018 across the world. In accordance with the Resolution 55/93 of the More...

Bharat Bhushan Vyas Appointed as New Member of UPSC

Bharat Bhushan Vyas Appointed as New Member of UPSC

On 13 December 2018, Sh. Bharat Bhushan Vyas has joined as a member of the Union Public Service Commission. UPSC Chairman Arvind Saxena administered him the oath of office and More...

CAG Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Vice-Chair of UN Panel of Auditors

CAG Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Vice-Chair of UN Panel of Auditors

Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi was elected as Vice-Chair of United Nations (UN) Panel of Auditors at its annual meeting held in New York. In this meeting More...

Shaktikanta Das: 25th Governor of RBI

Shaktikanta Das: 25th Governor of RBI

India’s former economic affairs secretary and current member of the Finance Commission Shaktikanta Das is to be appointed as next RBI Governor. He will be the 25th Governor More...

India’s first music museum to be set up in Thiruvaiyaru

India’s first music museum to be set up in Thiruvaiyaru

Tamil Nadu has announced the setting up of country’s first music museum with assistance from the Central government in Thiruvaiyaru which is the birthplace of Saint Tyagaraja, More...

UNESCO adds Jamaican reggae, Georgian wrestling and Japanese rituals in coveted list of intangible heritage

UN cultural agency UNESCO has added six new elements viz. Jamaican reggae, Georgian wrestling and Japanese ritual into its coveted list of “intangible heritage”. They were More...

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PM announces national award in Netaji's name for disaster relief workers

The central government has launched Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskaar annual awards to recognise the excellent More...

Eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta conferred Tansen Samman, 2018

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The Madhya Pradesh Government has conferred the annual Tansen Samman upon eminent Sitar Player Manju Mehta for More...

satellite China’s navigation satellite system BeiDou starts providing global service

China’s BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has started offering global service. It is touted as a...

Italy's Mount Etna Volcano erupts Italy’s Mount Etna Volcano erupts

Italy’s Mount Etna volcano erupted on 24th December 2018 resulting in more than 130 earthquakes of...

President Trump names Patrick Shanahan as Acting Defence Secretary President Trump names Patrick Shanahan as Acting Defence Secretary

President Donald Trump has announced that Defence Secretary James Mattis will depart the Pentagon by January...

Lok Sabha Passes Triple Talaq Bill

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The Lok Sabha has passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, famously referred to as Triple More...

Lok Sabha passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018

The Lok Sabha has passed the Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 on 20th December 2018, which will replace the Consumer Protection Act,..

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 passed by Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha has passed Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 on 19th December 2018 to protect surrogacy in the country. The bill has..

PM releases commemorative stamp on Maharaja Suheldev

PM releases commemorative stamp on Maharaja Suheldev

PM Narendra Modi released a commemorative stamp on Maharaja Suheldev. He described Maharaja Suheldev as a brave More...

National Mathematics Day celebrated on 22nd December

India celebrated 22nd December 2018 as the National Mathematics Day honouring the 131st birth anniversary of famous Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan...

Harsh Vardhan Shringla appointed as India’s Ambassador to US

Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to the USA on 20th December 2018. Presently, Mr...
PM announces national award in Netaji's name for disaster relief workers

Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskaar

The central government has launched Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskaar annual awards to recognise the excellent work done by individuals..
Coast Guard deploys hovercrafts for enhanced security in Sir Creek

Coast Guard deploys hovercrafts for enhanced security in Sir Creek

Indian Coast Guards has deployed two new hovercrafts to enhance its surveillance capabilities and to protect against any filtration bids from..
Bimal Jalan Panel on Economic Capital Framework

Bimal Jalan Panel on Economic Capital Framework

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up an expert committee, headed by its former governor Bimal Jalan, to suggest..

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